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Buxton names Charles Wetzel as CEO

BY CSA STAFF

Fort Worth, Texas — Buxton, a leading customer analytics firm, has named Charles Wetzel as its new CEO.

Wetzel, 35, started at Buxton in 2004 as COO. He assumed the role of president in 2008.

“Charles is the ideal candidate to assume the CEO post at Buxton,” said Tom Buxton, founder and chairman of Buxton. “He holds the right combination of analytical expertise and management needed to lead this company into the future.”

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Bond steps down as Asda chairman

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London — A Tuesday report by the Financial Times said that Andy Bond, former CEO of Asda, has left his post of part-time chairman of the United Kingdom’s second biggest supermarket by market share, a position that he has held for less than a year.

The report also said that Bond will leave Walmart as well, which owns Asda, once its $2.4 billion deal to acquire a majority stake in South Africa’s Massmart is complete around the end of March.

Bond announced last April that he was leaving Asda but would stay on as part-time chairman for at least six months. He was succeeded as CEO in May 2010 by Andy Clarke.

Since becoming chairman of Asda, Bond has been working on international opportunities for Walmart, and led the negotiations to acquire Massmart.

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Claire’s appoints president, North American division

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Chicago — Claire’s Stores announced the appointment of Jay Friedman as president of the North American Division, reporting to Gene Kahn, CEO effective immediately.

Friedman joins Claire’s from Jones Apparel Group where he was most recently president, and CEO, Jones Retail Corp., Nine West Group.

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